Welcome to Mukako, Zambia, where we introduce you to Justyna Phiri, a dedicated farmer and member of the Mukako Chiefdom cooperative. Accessing essential banking services used to be challenging for her, as she had to leave the farm for long periods of time to go to the nearest financial institution. To protect their hard-earned savings, people of her community have resorted to keeping their money at home, risking potential loss due to fires or theft.
Thanks to the eTumba mobile wallet, developed with the support of the Financial Inclusion Fund, Justyna can now conduct seamless banking activities without leaving the farm. This ground-breaking solution has not only safeguarded her finances, but also granted her and other member of her community easy accessibility to their funds, offering peace of mind and empowering their agricultural pursuits.
Justyna explains how.